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Ecocentricity Blog: Reflecting on Corporate Sustainability, Climate Change, and the (Electric) Road Ahead

A Q&A with John A. Lanier and Jeff Gowdy
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This week's blog is a conversation on the state of corporate sustainability and how it intersects with climate change between John Lanier, executive director of the Ray C. Anderson Foundation, and his friend Jeff Gowdy, a director at the sustainability consultancy Sustainserv, and an adjunct professor at Vanderbilt University.

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This week's blog is a conversation on the state of corporate sustainability and how it intersects with climate change between John Lanier, executive director of the Ray C. Anderson Foundation, and his friend Jeff Gowdy, a director at the sustainability consultancy Sustainserv, and an adjunct professor at Vanderbilt University.

Ecocentricity Blog: At the Beach

By: John A. Lanier
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Coastal habitat degradation is currently a contributor to global warming, but it doesn’t have to stay that way. If we prioritize the conservation, management, and regeneration of coastal ecosystems, we can turn that ship around.

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Coastal habitat degradation is currently a contributor to global warming, but it doesn’t have to stay that way. If we prioritize the conservation, management, and regeneration of coastal ecosystems, we can turn that ship around.

Ecocentricity Blog: In Memoriam: E.O. Wilson

By: John A. Lanier
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Simply put, our fellow residents of planet Earth need a heck of a lot of space to live the way they have evolved to do so. It is to humanity’s folly if we try to convert every square inch of this world to human purposes.

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Simply put, our fellow residents of planet Earth need a heck of a lot of space to live the way they have evolved to do so. It is to humanity’s folly if we try to convert every square inch of this world to human purposes.

Ecocentricity Blog: And the Award Goes To...

By: John A. Lanier
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I continue to believe that empowering women is one of the most important ways we can solve environmental challenges around the world, and I can’t think of better examples than these women.

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I continue to believe that empowering women is one of the most important ways we can solve environmental challenges around the world, and I can’t think of better examples than these women.

Ecocentricity Blog: Show Your Climate Stripes

By: John A. Lanier
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For some reason, the human brain is drawn more to color gradation than numerical tables or bar charts, so this graphic appeals to the average person much better than other forms of visualization. It isn’t so much “dumbed down” as it is purified - it communicates the most important thing that we need to know.

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For some reason, the human brain is drawn more to color gradation than numerical tables or bar charts, so this graphic appeals to the average person much better than other forms of visualization. It isn’t so much “dumbed down” as it is purified - it communicates the most important thing that we need to know.

Brightening Our Corner Newsletter - December 2021

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The Ray C. Anderson Foundation has issued it's quarterly newsletter - Brightening Our Corner.

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The Ray C. Anderson Foundation has issued it's quarterly newsletter - Brightening Our Corner.

Ecocentricity Blog: Energy Burdens

By: John A. Lanier
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While my family and I light a fire to create a mood, many in our community are struggling to afford to keep their whole houses warm. What is to be done about energy burdens?

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While my family and I light a fire to create a mood, many in our community are struggling to afford to keep their whole houses warm. What is to be done about energy burdens?

NextGen Committee Awards $100,000 to Ducks Unlimited for Blue Carbon Conservation Program and Infrastructure Investments for Indigenous Community in Sonora, Mexico

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The NextGen Committee of the Ray C. Anderson Foundation has awarded a $100,000 grant to Ducks Unlimited to support the efforts of its sister organization, Ducks Unlimited de México A.C. (DUMAC), to improve infrastructure and conserve blue carbon through erosion control and protection of 94,016 acres of the Seri First Nation Reservation in the area of Canal del Infiernillo  in the mid-Pacific coastal state of Sonora, México.

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The NextGen Committee of the Ray C. Anderson Foundation has awarded a $100,000 grant to Ducks Unlimited to support the efforts of its sister organization, Ducks Unlimited de México A.C. (DUMAC), to improve infrastructure and conserve blue carbon through erosion control and protection of 94,016 acres of the Seri First Nation Reservation in the area of Canal del Infiernillo  in the mid-Pacific coastal state of Sonora, México.

Ecocentricity Blog: Farming Squared

By: John A. Lanier
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More and more, owners of farmland are going to be presented with the choice of continuing to farm or selling to solar developers. We absolutely need more installed solar on the grid, but we also need productive farms! So ideally, we would be able to do both simultaneously.

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More and more, owners of farmland are going to be presented with the choice of continuing to farm or selling to solar developers. We absolutely need more installed solar on the grid, but we also need productive farms! So ideally, we would be able to do both simultaneously.

Ecocentricity Blog: On the Pitch

By: John A. Lanier
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GridBlock is designed to be the “Grand Central Station” for how solar, battery, EV, and microgrid technologies intersect. And it’s what could make it easier for all of those solutions to do their jobs to the maximum of their potential.

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GridBlock is designed to be the “Grand Central Station” for how solar, battery, EV, and microgrid technologies intersect. And it’s what could make it easier for all of those solutions to do their jobs to the maximum of their potential.

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